B.S. in Public Policy & Service

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The interdisciplinary public policy and service major integrates coursework from public policy/administration and nonprofit studies. Courses in the major focus on the development, implementation, analysis and evaluation of policies that are relevant to the public good, including policies related to justice, equity and quality of life.

Outcomes and Opportunities

  • Students learn the fundamentals of administration and policymaking in the United States, while developing skills in budgeting, personnel management, policy analysis and program evaluation, and expertise in a specific policy area. Students are prepared for careers in public,  nonprofit and private sectors.
  • Students may complete coursework in Washington, D.C., through the Washington Internship Institute and the  Washington Center with whom the University has articulation agreements.
  • Students will complete an internship, community-based learning course or independent study that gets them out into the community to apply firsthand what they learned in the classroom.
  • The Center for Ethics and Excellence in Public Service (CEEPS) at The University of Scranton provides opportunities for students to work and learn alongside, , and network with, experienced professionals in the field.
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